Choosing the right binding option doesn’t just allow you to keep a bunch of pages together, it enables you to create a strong first impression. It helped put a winning face on the 2016 Best Dutch Book Designs catalog. Actually, 33 different faces.
Brewed in honor of Blue Mountain Brewery’s 10th anniversary last year, this rare German beer sports a label and neck band crafted by Watermark Design that oozes Middle Ages allure thanks to a firm commitment to Lord of the Rings-esque aesthetics and an interesting finishing choice.
To demonstrate just how well their substrates play off of each other in a point of purchase environment, GPA’s in-house designer Alanna Crisci dreamt up a men’s clothing store and these branded pieces for it. Collecting shapes and patterns from English, American and Italian suit styles and textiles, she kicked off the project with a poster-like tailoring guide.
Simply put, “from darkness into light” is the philosophy behind Ellie Cashman’s hauntingly beautiful floral wallpapers, cushions, fabrics and more. And design firms Studio Stephan Lerou and Nearest Neighbour captured this concept beautifully in the identity materials they came up with for her.
Designed as an entry for the 2016 “It’s Alive” show at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s famous novel, "Frankenstein," "Mister F” features 18 pages of illustrations by Todd Thyberg and quotes from the book.
Printed on a wood-free, non-woven material made from 100% high-density polyethylene fibers (HDPF) – similar to Tyvek – these fun 'n funky maps seem perfect for our ultra-casual age when you wouldn’t look twice at the person wearing pajama bottoms while in line at Starbucks.